2022 is a special year for the Ferrari brand as the car company officially turns 75 years old. The UK Concours of Elegance event taking place from September 2-4 will host a display to celebrate its 75th birthday. of Ferrari and attracted some of the most valuable cars from the brand. The highlight of this event was the appearance of a Ferrari 250 GTO.
The car on display is chassis number 4219GT, originally owned by young American heiress Mamie Spears Reynolds in 1963 after she purchased the car at a dealership in New York City. . By the time she was 20 years old, Reynolds was already an accomplished racing driver and in February 1963 she turned the car over to Pedro Rodriguez, who raced the car at the 3-Hour Continental at Daytona, so she could compete in races. The car would later compete in the 12 Hours of Sebring before being sold by Reynolds to Beverly Spencer, owner of a Buick dealership in California. The 250 GTO remained on the west coast of the United States until the early 1990s before being sold to a new buyer in the United Kingdom.
A series of other rare Ferrari models will be introduced at this event. These models included the 195 Inter 1950 which was one of three Touring cars produced along with the 250 GT Europa racing car. The Concours of Elegance event will also attract a Ferrari 250 GT SWB SEFAC. This car is one of only 20 SEFAC “Hotrod” 250 Berlinettas built by Scuderia Enzo Ferrari Auto Corse and optimized for racing. The car on display has chassis number 2735 and was won by Sir Stirling Moss and raced at Goodwood in the Tourist Trophy in August 1961. Many other Ferrari models will be on display and all events will feature gathered about 1,000 cars.
James Brooks-Ward, chief executive of the Concours of Elegance, said: “We are extremely proud to have assembled a remarkable line-up of cars to celebrate the 75th birthday of Ferrari and its product line. the firm. This car will take center stage at our 10th anniversary show.” All of these cars are sourced from the world’s leading private collections and this will likely be the largest display of Ferrari cars ever assembled in the UK.